2019 Practice News
It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot
Although the flu vaccine is recommended for most children and adults, it is especially important for anyone with respiratory issues, particularly our patients with asthma and chronic sinusitis.
Allergy Symptoms Triggered by Dust? Treatment Options to Help You Breathe Easier
If you are one of the millions of Americans whose allergy symptoms are triggered by dust, you might be allergic to house dust mites.
Dr. John Zora to Retire After 34 Years with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma
After 34 years with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, Dr. John Zora will be retiring at the end of this year. Dr. Zora will continue to see patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our Alpharetta office through December 2019. His partner, Dr. Lily Hwang, and our team in Alpharetta will continue to provide our Alpharetta patients with the highest level of care.
Stockbridge Office in New Location
Our new facility is designed to better meet the needs of our patients and offers better access and visibility from the main road.
IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency – 11/10/19 in Lawrenceville
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to support the Immune Deficiency Foundation and their Annual IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, Sunday, November 10th at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville, GA.
Susan B. Berkowitz, FNP-BC Retires After 25 years with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma
We’d like to wish Nurse Practitioner, Susan B. Berkowitz, a fond farewell and a big thank you for her 25 years of service to Atlanta Allergy & Asthma and our patients. Susan began her career at AAA in 1994, initially handling patients in our clinical research trials. She was instrumental in building and growing our nationally renowned research program.
First Food Allergy Treatment One Step Closer to FDA Approval
On Friday, September 13th, the Allergenic Products Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted to recommend approval of an oral immunotherapy (OIT) product for peanut allergy.
Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic condition associated with an important protein in the blood that is either low or does not function appropriately.
All Offices Closed July 4th
All Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. All offices with regular Friday hours will be open on Fri, July 5th. Have a great holiday!
Eight Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Physicians Receive Top Doctors Honors
Eight physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — rank among metro Atlanta’s Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. More than half of the physicians in the publication’s allergy and immunology category come from this one practice.
Expiration Dates Extended 4 months on EpiPen 0.3 Auto-Injectors
Due to the continued shortages of EpiPen®, Pfizer and Mylan are coordinating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to extend the expiration dates by 4 months of all EpiPen epinephrine auto-injectors and its authorized generic on the market in the U.S. after a review of stability data.
How Do Allergies and Asthma Impact Your Child’s Performance in School?
If your child has allergies or asthma, there is more to think about than just next year's class schedule and outgrown clothing. Find out how allergies and asthma can affect your child's performance at school.
The Food Allergy Epidemic
Two recent studies have revealed that 32 million Americans — more than double what was previously believed — are living with a potentially life-threatening food allergy.
Show Us Your Epi!
Although exciting research is currently being done, at this time there is no cure for food allergies. The only way to prevent reactions is to completely avoid the food you are allergic to.
Pollen Count Equipment Experiencing Technical Issues
The Atlanta Allergy & Asthma daily pollen count process is experiencing some technical issues. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and are available to address any questions you may have.
Free Asthma Screenings at 83rd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is excited to participate in this annual rite of spring – The Atlanta Dogwood Festival, April 12-14th at Piedmont Park.
Allergy Program on 4/16/19 at Collins Hill Library, Lawrenceville
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physician, Lily Hwang, MD, will present and lead a discussion on allergic diseases and asthma as part of the Gwinnett County Public Library Wellness Program. The event is open to the public: Tuesday, 4/16, 6:30-7:30 pm at Collins Hill Library in Lawrenceville.
Education Meeting for Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases – 4/13/19
Join us for the Immune Deficiency Foundation's Annual Education Meeting for individuals and family members living with primary immunodeficiency diseases. Learn the latest about diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiency diseases and meet others in the discussion sessions. Get your questions answered by medical experts, including our own Dr. Howard Silk.
Food Allergy Update
Food allergy is a significant problem that affects an estimated 32 million people in the U.S. including 5.6 million children. But recent developments in the search for a cure, or at least for treatment options that reduce the risk of a severe reaction, have given hope to families that struggle with this life-threatening condition.
Now Offering New Patient Consultations Within 24 Hours
We are offering new patient consultations with an allergy expert within 24 hours at many of our 18 locations.
What Is Alpha-Gal Syndrome?
Most people who develop alpha-gal syndrome in the U.S. develop the condition after a Lone Star tick bites them.
Atlanta Allergy Participates in American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb
Step up to the challenge! Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to again sponsor the American Lung Association’s Climb Atlanta, a vertical race to the top of The Promenade — a 40 story skyscraper in downtown Atlanta. Join us Saturday, April 27th.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Research Department Receives Syneos Research Site Appreciation Award
Congratulations to our Research Department on receipt of the Syneos Research Site Appreciation Award in recognition of their contribution to the Aimmune sponsored oral immunotherapy study for peanut allergy.
Study: Millions Misdiagnose Food Allergies
A recent study published in JAMA Network Open estimates nearly 19 percent of adults think they have food allergies, but less than 11 percent actually do.